—David Berlinski, The Advent of the Algorithm
I suspect that same will be said of our industry.
One such precision tool is relationships. At the base of any good domain expertise pyramid is a whole mess of relationshps between two or more variables. What is the relationship between compensation and performance? How are budgets spent across the development and launch of a new project?
Here are some of my favorites generic relationships.
- The linear relationhips.
- The bell curve.
- The s-curve.
- The asymptotic relationship.
- The price/demand relationship.
I suspect that increasingly, we will all have to be as comfortable with using these and other relationships to characterize knowledge as we currently are with bullets, headings, and fonts.